SK PCAP Manager - Carolyn Gaudet
Carolyn Gaudet grew up on a farm north of Saskatoon, where she spent much of her childhood outdoors, exploring any wooded area or wetland within walking distance. She is a graduate of the University of Regina with Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Biology. Since completing her Bachelor's degree, Carolyn has worked with landowners to conserve habitat for prairie species at risk as a Habitat Stewardship Coordinator with Nature Saskatchewan. Carolyn then completed her Master's degree, where she studied the effects of natural gas development on the reproductive success and nest survival of grassland song birds, including Sprague's pipit and chestnut-collared longspur. Afterwards, she was a Resource Management Officer at Grasslands National Park and then filled in for a year as the zoologist for the Saskatchewan Conservation Data Center. Carolyn started as the SK PCAP Manager in March 2017 and is enjoying the role and working with SK PCAP's many partners and contributing to the conservation of native prairie.
In addition to the administrative duties of managing PCAP and overseeing PCAP’s activities, Carolyn’s responsibilities include chairing the planning committee for the Native Prairie Restoration/Reclamation Workshop, well as the planning committee for the Native Prairie Appreciation Week tour in June. Carolyn enjoys editing the monthly PCAP eNewsletter, sharing information and native prairie news with our subscribers. Carolyn is also involved with developing the Guides for optimal habitat and planning workshops for landowners.
Carolyn lives in Regina, with her husband and two young daughters.
Education Coordinator - Julie-Anne Howe
Julie-Anne ranches with their family south of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan running 350 purebred Charolais and Red Angus Cattle. The farm runs approximately 2400 acres of pasture and grassland as well as 1000 acres of grain land. Additionally, in Julie-Anne operates a small-scale apiary with 16 hives on the farm. The bees forage off their pasture flora, canola alfalfa, and pollinator friendly shrubs and trees planted around the farmyard. Julie-Anne is a bit of range geek and loves to spend time out on pasture assessing grassland health and working to ensure the balance between the grazer and grassland continues to sustain all the wildlife species that share the land with her bees and bovines.
Julie-Anne grew up on Abbotsford and was a partner in the family dairy farm until 2003. She attended the University of Saskatchewan’s Agriculture College with completing a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and Master’s degree in Ruminant Nutrition and Microbiology. She was work extensively in the agriculture industry before transitioning to the farm. Julie-Anne is passionate about cattle ranching, environmental stewardship and sharing her farm story with the public.
Stewardship Coordinator - Caitlin Mroz
Caitlin Mroz is the Stewardship Coordinator for PCAP and has worked with PCAP since 2011. Her projects include annual events like Native Prairie Appreciation Week, Prairie’s Got the Goods Week, Agribition as well as Native Prairie Restoration/Reclamation Workshop. Caitlin’s favourite PCAP program is the Native Prairie Speaker Series because she loves learning from experts about species at risk. You may also find Caitlin on the PCAP social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube.
Having grown up on Lake Huron, in Ontario Caitlin fell in love with big, wide open spaces, 360 degrees of horizon and sunsets. During her Honours Bachelor of Science in Biology at McMaster University, she took a summer student job at Grasslands National Park and instantly fell in love with the prairies. Caitlin became very passionate about prairie conservation and species at risk. That summer student job turned into a seasonal position at Grasslands National Park. She then completed her Masters in Sustainable Environmental Management at the School of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Saskatchewan. Being a passionate foodie about local and seasonable foods, Caitlin ran a small restaurant in Val Marie called The Harvest Moon Cafe for over 5 years.
Caitlin now resides in Val Marie and enjoy spending time hiking in Grasslands National Park and canoeing or kayaking at Newton Lake with her partner Peter and dog Tracker!